What Do You Need to Know Before Replacing a Garage Door Spring?

When your garage door springs start to squeak, it’s time to spring into action. Replacing a garage door spring can be a big job, but it’s one that you can tackle yourself. Here are five things to know before you replace your garage door spring or work with a garage door spring repair Virginia Beach company.


  1. Know the problem. If you have an old garage door with no spring or cables, you’ll need to get them replaced. This will also help prevent future issues with your garage door system and make sure that the parts are in good condition for use in the future.
  2. Be sure to get the right kind of spring for your garage door. If you have an overhead door, you’ll want an overhead door spring—otherwise, it won’t work. You can also get an extension spring for your garage door if you have an additional space in between the ceiling and floor that needs to be opened up. It’s important to note that any garage door opener will not function properly with a faulty spring.
  3. Don’t forget about the cables when you’re replacing your spring! The cables will need to be reattached as well, so make sure they’re ready before starting this project on your own.
  4. Determine how much force is needed to open or close the door and use that number when replacing your new garage door springs (if possible). This will ensure that the doors are operating properly after installation is complete.
  5. Decide whether or not to replace all springs at once or in separate steps: Replacing all four springs at once can be more expensive than replacing them individually; if one spring fails, it can lead to damage elsewhere in the system, so it’s important for safety reasons that all four are replaced together before any work begins on anything else around them (such as painting).

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